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. >>> chuck hagel was nominated because he looked like a man who could change the pentagon. he was attacked relentlessly and ridiculously because of that same apparent independence of mind. today we got to see if he escaped from the senate hazing with his will intact. that's coming up. >>> first, i want to share the three awesomest things on the internet today. first, a series of incredible never before seen videotapes released by the shelby county registrar's office in tennessee. the tapes document the man who murdered dr. martin luther king jr., james earl ray. lots of fascinating stuff to sort through here. ray can be seen having his rights being led to him back to memphis, also his arrival at the shelby county jail, where he was searched, examined by a doctor, and placed into a cell. footage has been released to mark the anniversary of king's death, which is tomorrow. find the videos and read more on the shelby county registrar's website. this fascinating, maddening, and hilarious article is the second awesomest thing on the internet today. i just had the good fortune to stumble upon it
president obama and chuck hagel her doing the right thing, saying we have the capability of fighting back. they are sending a signal asing, we have your back, well as to japan, to north korean saying, do not even think about attacking us, because it will result in regime change. finally to say, we are prepared to defend our own interest. prepared.to be we want to apply the solution wemon but we have milt -- want a solution. >> the terrible stories of suffering in syria have become too familiar. perhaps nothing is more heart wrenching than tales of children caught in the conflict. you the story.g caroline has been with doctors treating young patients in northern jordan. >> the 9-year-old is on a winning streak. she has just beaten her cousin again. she wants to console her for all she has lost. late last year, sending out a tree outside her home, she was hit in the stomach by a sniper's bullet. it fractured her spine. she tells us she misses playing hide and seek. doctor.ms of becoming a her goal from now is to get 1 foot in front of the other. it is hard to watch the effort it takes. she
in the neighborhood in the 6:00 hour. >>> the defense secretary chuck hagel said that north korea's nuclear threats present a real and clear danger. kim jong un is vowing to build a nuclear weapon. some analysts call the threats empty, but speaking at an national defense university today, chuck hagel said he wasn't willing to take that chance. >> it only takes being wrong once, and i don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong once. >> north korea has threatened to launch attacks against the united states. the u.s. has sent fighter jets and warships to the korean peninsula. >>> children from around the nation will dine with first lady michelle obama at the white house this summer. they'll be sampling original issues at the second annual kids state dinner. it has a prize and contest to promote healthy eating. the first lady's healthy lunchtime challenge is asking kids from eight to twelve, and their parents, to create nutrition lunch recipes that represent each food group. if they have a winning recipe, they get lunch with the first lady.
>> this is an example of what chuck hagel was talking about in his speech today, if you just tally up one year's worth of cost overruns for the 96 most important defense programs, in one year, that's $74 billion. which, if that was its own country, would be the third largest defense budget in the world, more than russia spends. >> sue terry, spencer ackerman, mattie duppler, that is "all in" for this evening. rachel, sorry i'm throwing it to you late, but i know how much you love defense overruns. >> if you're going to be five seconds late because we have to learn that our cost overruns alone are the third largest defense budget in the world and we learn it from spencer, i'm with you. >> awesome. >> thank you, awesome. thanks to you at home, as well, for staying with us this hour. the president of the united states, flying about the country and making public appearances, that is always kind of the fulcrum around which the rest of the day's political news tilts. that was largely true today with the president in colorado and then heading to california. but there was also big substant
joined defense secretary chuck hagel and a handful of congress members in giving back 5% of his salary. a gesture of solidarity with furloughed government workers. joining me is kurt anderson. lee gallagher, vice president of dimos, heather mcgee and political editor at the "huffington post," sam stein. you guys have been doing a great job chronicling the reality of the sequester cuts, what it seems to me is here we have a case of the two americas, the legislating class, and actual americans. and the fact that sort of congress seems to be in its own bubble regarding the pain of the sequester cuts, republicans especially in so far as they're declaring victory on this, when in reality there's a serious toll that the squekter is taking. >> there's a national story and a bunch of local stories. for the first couple of weeks, the national story was sort of obsessed with whether or not there was going tore tours in the building behind me. whether the easter egg roll was going to be continue as well. and why those lengthy lines at the airport that the white house warned about never materializ
: defense secretary chuck hagel responding to north korea's threat of war against the u.s. and south korea. and it is time for our sunday group, bill kristol of the weekly standard. mara liasson of national public radio. republican strategist ed gillespie and charles lane of the washington post. kim jong un was quoted friday as ordering missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south core remarks. >> the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is kim's game? >> who onos but it is not good. they murdered, starved mels of their own people that regime and how to proliferated nuke weapons. the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear plant in 2007 that was given to them by north korea. even if you discount north korea, they are containable, they with proliferate weapons of mass destruction and guess what, iran and north korea have h historic relationships and north korea is short of cash and could sell the weapons to terrorist groups. the threat of north korea is very real. >
hagel, who gave the first big policy speech of his time in office. chuck hagel talked about the military being an essential tool of american power, but one that must only be used with a keen appreciation of its limits. that kind of talk drives nuts all the hawks who want wars everywhere. prepare for a neocon melt down about this speech in three, two, one -- >>> also today in afghanistan, a taliban attack on mostly civilians in the western part of the country had a huge death toll. at least 53 people killed. remarkably, that is a death toll that was not achieved thanks to some individual, huge bomb blast. it wasn't one giant explosion that they killed 53 people with. they killed 53 people in a raid, just with guns. a stunning toll in that taliban attack today in western afghanistan in a province that borders iran. >>> domestic politics here at home today, president obama announced he will give back 5% of his own presidential salary, give back 5% of his salary for the rest of the year in solidarity with the other people who are being laid off in the government and furloughed because of the
of different angles here. emily i want to play for everybody what defense secretary chuck hagel had to say on thursday. take a listen. >> you only need to be wrong once. and i don't know what president or what chairman or what secretary of defense wants to be wrong once when it comes to nuclear threats. >> so, emily, what should we be reading into those comments made by defense secretary hagel? >> well, i think you're hearing a guy who hasn't been on the job all that long and it's already concerned about his legacy and how history will remember him. putting himself in the context of other secretaries of states and presidents, too. but i think what he's saying is pretty much at face value, which is, you know, we don't want to dismiss these threats, as more blustering. you have to take them seriously in some way, and i think that's what he's doing. i think that, you know, it's easy to dismiss them. but like you said, kim jong-un is an unknown quantity. he's unpredictable. and i think that the defense department, i think chuck hagel, and others are taking this very seriously in a way maybe th
. >> and there you have it. new defense secretary chuck hagel calls the provocative actions by north korea a serious threat. good evening, everybody. i'm brian sullivan in for larry this evening. and this is "the kudlow report." north korea's the top international and financial story tonight. that rogue nation rattles the markets with more hostile action and belligerent threats. the u.s. is now forced to protect its interests and will send a sophisticated missile defense system to nearby guam. all this along with a weaker than expected private payroll report led to a triple-digit loss for the dow. also tonight, why is the obama administration seemingly trying to repeat our old mistakes? a new report says the white house pushing hard to get more people loans for homes that have lower incomes and lower credit scores. isn't that how we got into the financial mess five years ago? and the president's other big push today. the one for more gun control. is back on. with a trip to denver. he is calling for more background checks to stop gun violence. but here's the thing. it is generally not the people who
secretary chuck hagel speaks today at the national defense university at fort mcnair here in washington d.c. he plans to discuss this dj and fiscal challenges. we will have live coverage of his remarks starting at 12:30 p.m. eastern. president obama heads to colorado today. he will talk about the state's newly passed gun control laws. he will be at the denver police academy to for universal background checks as well as for congress to at least vote on assault weapons ban and limit some large capacity magazines. it begins at 5:00 p.m. eastern and we will have live coverage here on c-span. tonight, a look at protest troops in america. we recently talked with the code pink cofounder on how protest movements fit into the political discussion. we want to get your reaction to the conversation with your phone call, tweets, and facebook comments. a brief look at what you will see. >> i am very pleased to be joined by my wife kathy and my brother tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- pakistan and somalia. >> please remove that woman. >> the obama administration refused to tell congress what countries
, belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up, the danger. >> chris: defense secretary chuck hagel responding to north korea's threat of war against the u.s. and south korea. and, it is time for our sunday group, bill kristol of the weekly standard. mara liasson of national public radio. republican strategist ed gillespie and charles lane, of the "washington post." well, kim jong-un the young leader of north korea was quoted friday as ordering his missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea, and the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of their missiles, hitting major american cities. what is his game? bill? >> who knows but it's not good. i mean, murdered, starved millions of their own people, that regime and now, proliferated nuclear weapons, and, once again, the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear weapons plant in 2007, that was given to them by north korea. and, even if you discount north korea, they are containable and will not destroy the regime by attacking us, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and nu
missile defense systems to the area as defense secretary chuck hagel admits the rogue nation presents, quote, a real and clear danger to america. we'll have the very latest and the fallout to your investments. >> in the meantime, reaction to all this and more from former treasury secretary, paul o'neil, will be joining us, exclusively. you do not want to miss his unique insight into all of these events, coming up a little bit later here on the "closing bell." looking forward to see him. >> let's check where we stand right now as we approach this final stretch. off of the lows, still in double digit decline. down about two-thirds of 1%. pulling back from that record high reached yesterday, on the dow and the s&p. technology, one of the leadership groups on the downside, 3223, last trade there. and the s&p 500 sits at 1526 with a decline of 14 points or so. >> one key sector that's been leading the rally this year so far, the transportation sector. that gave the bulls great comfort. but the index is down for the third straight day and it's now with today's decline below its 50-day movin
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: defense secretary chuck hagel called on north korea to cool its rhetoric, after it barred hundreds of south korean workers from a factory complex on the border. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we examine the strategic and economic significance of the shutdown and the heightened tensions. >> ifill: then, we get two views about the safety of oil pipelines, after a rupture in arkansas last week forced the evacuation of more than 20 homes. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown examines the impact of across- the-board federal spending cuts on scientific research. >> ifill: john merrow reports on a kentucky school district that's spending less time testing students and more time on projects like building rockets. >> are they learning? yes. i feel like they're probably learning more than they ever would just sitting there hearing me tell them about a certain section of textbook. >> woodruff: we get the latest on an arizona man freed from prison after 42 years, when new evidence
chuck hagel appears to be taking them quite seriously. for more on this we head to washington where peter barnes is following all the developments. in the last hour, according to "dow jones newswires" the north korean army seas we have gotten approval to launch a nuclear attack against the united states. how serious is this really? >> of course, liz, the united states is taking this quite seriously. the defense secretary chuck hagel, describing this recaller today as a real and clear danger from north korea, but, we just gotten notes from white house press secretary jay carney and en route to denver with the president who is out there to make a speech. we have his comments now. we continue to monitor the situation. the provocative actions and bellicose rhetoric from north korea is so. >> on a day where you saw selling across the board. abercrombie shares jumped. best former in the s&p 500. filed annual report with the securities & exchange commission on tuesday. announcing spreading out in the middle east. opening stores in dubai. you united arab emirates. 2014, obviously big expans
ratcheted up the danger on the korean peninsula. chuck hagel said leaders in pyongyang used heated rhetoric for years, but he said people have to understand there's a new reality. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world. and we will be prepared. we have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there. >> hagel said there are a lot of unknowns, but he said u.s. officials have to take every provocative word and action seriously. maidle made the comments hours after u.s. commanders dispatched b-2 stealth bombers in joint exercises with the south korean military. pentagon chiefs say the deployment is meant to reassure allies that they can count on u.s. forces. north korean leader kim jong-un has responded by ordering his commanders to be on standby to strike u.s. targets. the state-run news agency said kim made what he called an important decision at an emergency meeting of senior military officials. the agency released photos of the meeting. the title of a map in one of them r
point. >>> chuck hagel is taking a voluntary pay cut. it's to show employees forced to take unpaid leave. he will give back two weeks of pay, just under $11,000. >>> the man responsible for ginsburg represented monica lewinsky in the '90s. he appeared on all five sunday talk shows on a single morning. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. as we go to bill karins for the forecast, we have to look at this tornado video out of texas, the panhandle there. it touched down on april 1st. the twister was on the ground for five minutes. fortunately, it was a remote area, no one was injured. it's incredible. i'm from texas, we know it's called tornado alley, but you never get used to pictures like that. never. >> you like them far away or on tv. >> it was that time of year, an amazing march, no fatalities from tornadoes. last year, we had 42. next week could be a different story. we are following the storms along the gulf coast. anyone driving i-10 from houston to new orleans, mobile, pensacola, to tallahassee, that's the worst drive out there. it's right around the new orleans area. th
of defense chuck hagel's assessment today. >> a real and clear danger, and threats to the interests, certainly of our allies starting with south korea. >> reporter: u.s. and south korean forces are showing off their fire power. one worry is the rising tension could spark an incident that escalates. >> if north korea goes beyond the rhetoric and actually begins to take little shots at south korea,i inand there is an excha of fire, there is an uncharted territory here. >> reporter: one of the main worries as the korean crisis escalates. >> the obama plan, at least for now, as he comes to california is to take precautions but grant no concessions. live in washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> steve, thank you so much for the update. >>> and governor jerry brown is on his way to china next week hoping to bring billions to new investments for the state. california is china's third largest trading partner. the top exports? computers, electronics and scrap. the governor will encourage tourism and greenhouse gas productions. they will open a privately funded state trade-of
attack on the u=s. but defense secretary chuck hagel says the u=s cannot afford to take chances. we take those threats seriously. we have to take those threats seriously this is the latest counter=move: truck mounted interceptor missiles are being moved to guam. they will supplement larger defense missiles based in alaska and hawaii. both systems are designed to home in on warheads in the upper atmosphere. according to the army's former chief intelligence officer in south korea, there is not much ogf a chance we will have to use the missile defense. it's completely rhetoric right now based on what we can see into north korea, and we have incredible technical capabilities to read what the north is doing. what we don't do a good job is we've never penetrated their inner workings of governance, it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. >> pam
and outlines the american response. chuck hagel has been on the job for just over a month but during that time the u.s. defense secretary has heard daily propagations. they will warn u.s. targets and those of their allies and they've done so again. >> some of the actions they have taken these last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interest certainly of our allies. >> commanders at the pentagon say they will deploy a missile defense system to guam. they need to increase defenses against a possible attack. state media broadcast soon after hagel spoke. they would inform the u.s. government they had approved a possible nuclear strike. america's hostile policy would be smashed. >>> residents of singapore are noticing another sign in the region. the visit highlights president obama's decision to focus more on the asia pacific. >> reporter: the aircraft carrier has been docked at singapore since monday. the ship is on its way back to the west coast of the u.s. following a five-month mission in the middle east. the attendees were allowed on to the deck of the 330 meter long s
. defense secretary chuck hagel announced a similar move earlier this week. >>> topping cancer and even heart disease. alzheimer's has become the nation's costliest disease. with the tag of $215 billion just last year. a study at the new england journal of medicine said daily care of patients is even more expensive than drugs and medical treatment. >>> one man is still missing in the mobile river this morning after carnival "triumph" broke loose from its repair dock in alabama. high winds knocked the ship across the bay causing more damage to the already stricken ship. >>> flames engulfed a 40-story hotel and apartment building in chechnya. no one was hurt. it took 300 firefighters to put out that blaze. a short circuit is to believe to what caused it. >>> more eruptions from italy's mount etna. this time, dark smoke clouding out an otherwise gorgeous spring day. it's the 19th eruption in less than two months. >>> and while president obama's taking a pay cut, britain's queen elizabeth is getting a $7.5 million raise. her annual budget known as the sovereign grant includes the cost of ru
secretary, chuck hagel announced a similar move this week. >>> alzheimers has become the costliest disease with a tab of $215 billion last year. it's more expensive than drugs and medical treatment. >>> one man is still missing in the river after the "triumph" broke loose yesterday. >>> overseas where flames engulfed a hotel and apartment building. amazingly, no one was hurt. it took some 300 firefighters to put out the blaze. >>> more eruptions from etna. it is the 19th eruption in less than two months. >>> president obama is taking a pay cut. britain's queen elizabeth is getting a raise. $54.5 million. no word if she'll increase prince charles' allowance. good morning, jackie. >> good morning. futures higher this morning after stocks suffered their worst day in a month on disappointing economic data and escalating tensions with north korea. look today for unemployment. that will be significant. heads are rolling at lululemon. the chief officer is leaving after they were forced to pull a pair of black pants because they were too see through. face book is expected to unveil is smartphone t
about international sanctions and repeatedly raised the prospect of a nuclear strike. chuck hagel called it a real and clear angel. jim is live for us in seoul, south korea, what is the latest? >> reporter: the lathest is the message that is clearly meant for the united states. they spoke of deploying nuclear devices to strike at america. the latest threat was conditional on stopping what north korea calls aggressive war games. it sees it as a rehearsal for an invasion. it comes after kim jong un, a young leader activated a reactor. he's barred south korean workers from crossing into the north to punch in at the industrial park, the only joint venture. meanwhile, intelligence suggests, south korean intelligence suggesting they moved a missile toward a launch site. this kind of missile has yet to be tested. it could hit as far away as guam. the u.s. is beefing up antimissile defenses there. in seoul, people are concerned, but used to the rhetoric. students say they are more worried about final exams than a war. back to you. >> thank you, jim. jim is live in south korea. >>> in afghanistan
rules you need to give north korea more nukes. >> that's right. chuck hagel. >> they have nuclear capacity now. they have missile-delivery capacity now, and so as they have ratcheted up their bellicose dangerous rhetoric and some of the actions they have taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests certainly of our allies starting with south korea, and japan, and also the threats that the north koreans have leveled directly at the united states regarding our base in guam threatened hawaii, threatened the west coast of the united states. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: what? >> and austin, texas. i don't think he knows where austin is. >> kim junk un or chuck hagel. >> i think he's thinking of aboutton. >> stephanie: let me get the lawyer for hollywood on the line. there's only one. hello? hollywood's lawyer, can i help you. john kerry on north korea. >> caller: the last thing the world needs is more nuclear nations. >> stephanie: cha. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: let's go to jon in syracuse. good morning. >> cal
.s. defense secretary chuck hagel says he's heard more and more dangerous rhetoric from north korea and he hopes the leadership there will turn the volume down. the north koreans have stated they will attack u.s. targets and those of its allies. >> they have nuclear capacity now. they have missile delivery capacity now. and some of the actions they've taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly, of our allies. >> commanders at the pentagon say they'll deploy a missile defense system to the u.s. specific territory of guam. they say they need to increase their defenses against a possible attack. state media in north korea broadcast another threat soon after hagel spoke. a spokesperson for north korea's army said they would inform the u.s. government that they have a possible nuclear strike. the statement said america's hostile policy would be smashed. >>> experts on security studies and international relations say the u.s. don't think the north korean leaders will go to war. here's from the national defense academy of japan. >> the uni
secretary chuck hagel warned this week that north korea's threats of a nuclear attack cannot be ignored. >> we take those threats seriously. we have to take those threats seriously. >> reporter: in the unlikelihood of all out war, u.s. cruise missiles, american bombers, and south korean war planes would launch air strikes. north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile facilities would be prime targets. any ground war would be devastating. 700,000 north korean soldiers are dug in along the demilitarized zone manning thousands of rockets and long-range artillery aimed at the south. 20 million south koreans in and around seoul are in the crosshairs, well within range. a former u.s. commander in korea, retired general walter sharp fears massive numbers of civilians could be massacred. >> we have great plans to take that artillery down quickly, but it's not fool-proof. there will be thousands and thousands of deaths. >> reporter: sharp is confident, however that even north korea's unpredictable leader recognizes the ultimate cost of all out war. >> we have to hope that kim jong un -- and i bel
, secretary of state john kerry and the treasury's jack lew joined defense chief chuck hagel. >>> and beyonce and jay-z caused a big stir in cuba thursday while on vacation to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. they were mobbed by crowds while touring old havana but still managed to find time for a dinner featuring fish, chicken, black beans and rice. all good stuff. >>> now for a look at what's moving your money, cnbc's brian shactman. good morning, brian. >> thank you, richard. good morning, everybody. investors are awaiting the march jobs numbers. we'll find out if it was another month of steady hiring. >>> also, president obama's but which comes out on wednesday reportedly would cut the deficit by $1.8 trillion over ten years. "the new york times" says the plan includes cuts to social security and medicare and uses the new metric to cal indicate annual cost of living increases. >>> it's a big day for jc penney because the struggling department store launching the first of its new home goods boutiques including some martha stewart brand products which the ceo says is pivotal to his
secretary chuck hagel said they too would give back about 5% of their paychecks. >>> it was a day in court for a man accused of running his car into a wal-mart. >> we could probably fly without a plane to new orleans right now. >>> cal basketball team getting ready for the ncaa showdown. the buzz on the berkeley campus. >>> this is the man accused of deliberately smashing his car into a wal-mart store last sunday. and it turns out that may not be the first time he's done something like that. today, haamid zaid made his first appearance in court. and john is here now with what happened. >> reporter: frank, he made an appearance here in court this afternoon, but he's still behind bars tonight in the county jail, because he was denied bail. >> wednesday april 10, at 1:30. >> reporter: 33-year-old haamid zaid appeared in superior court in san jose this afternoon for his arraignment on 12 counts, including two charges of attempted murder. last sunday, investigators say zaid crashed his car into the wal-mart on store road, then got out and att
is optimistic judging by this clip. >> chuck hagel recommended computerizing the files. >> jon: 1982, somewhere in a basement at the v.a. there's a guy hammering at a trs80. [ laughter ] and he's almost there. [ laughter ] more power! you know what the v.a. needs? some kind of rapid response crisis team employees who are not phased by chaotic environments, maybe could think quick on their feet and might be looking for work at this moment. that's an idea hire street -- veterans to revamp the v.a. if you are wondering what to ask home it do maybe start with find and process your own file. or maybe they could go to plan b, change of leadership. i'm thinking -- [laughter] we'll be right back. >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight the director of many great films. his latest is called "trance." >> stop right there. step back. remember do not be a hero. >> put it down. no piece of art is worth a human life. >> argh! >> jon: please welcome back danny boyle. [cheers and applause] nice to see you. >> and you, very nice to be here. thank you. >> jon: big fan of yours, my friend. this film, wow. it is --
provocative actions and belligerent tone have ratcheted up the danger. >>chris: chuck hagel responding to north korea's threat of war to the united states and south korea. now time for our sunday group, business krystal, and republican strategist, ed gillespie, and charles lane of the "washington post" and mara liasson. kim jong-un was quoted on friday as ordering the missile units to be ready to strike the united states and south korea and this photo was released and he met with top north korean generals throwing the direction of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is his game? >> who knows but it is not good. he has murdered and starved millions of their own people, that regime, and proliferated nuclear weapons. who can forget the israeli strike by north korea? if you discount them, saying they are attainable, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and iran and north korea have a relationship and north korea is short of cash and they could sell the weapons to terrorist groups so the threat of north korea is very real. >> why are they ratcheting up the ten
. again, he is expected here in the neighborhood in the 6:00 hour. >>> the defense secretary chuck hagel said that north korea's nuclear threats present a real and clear danger. kim jong un is vowing to build a nuclear weapon. some analysts call the threats empty, but speaking at an national defense university today, chuck hagel said he wasn't willing to take that chance. >> it only takes being wrong once, and i don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong once. >> north korea has threatened to launch attacks against the united states. the u.s. has sent fighter jets and warships to the korean peninsula. >>> children from around the nation will dine with first lady michelle obama at the white house this summer. they'll be sampling original issues at the second annual kids state dinner. it has a prize and contest to promote healthy eating. the first lady's healthy lunchtime challenge is asking kids from eight to twelve, and their parents, to create nutrition lunch recipes that represent each food group. if they have a winning recipe, they get lunch with the first lady. >>> there
clinics. >>> oh, to politics now. chuck hagel is doing it. so is president obama. i'm talking about giving back part of their salaries to show they feel the financial pain of federal employees who are going to be furloughed. the president is giving back 5% or almost $20,000 he makes $400,000 a year. chuck hagel will give back 14 days pay, or a little more than $10,000. critics accused the president of making a largely symbolic move, but democrats will say that the president is going farther than some in congress. this is now nancy pelosi addressed the issue during the talks about forced spending cuts. >> most of my colleagues are the bread winners in in their families. a pay cut to me doesn't mean as much. i don't think we should do it we should expect the work we do. we should protect the dignity of the job we have awarded. >> it would be beneath their dignity to take a cut. maria cardona joins me now along with will cain. welcome to both of you. >> thank you, carol. good morning. >> the president's gesture, giving back 5% of his salary because he wants federal employees who will be furlo
even more. defense secretary chuck hagel defending the exercise, saying this is part of routine behavior. however, white house deputy press secretary, josh earnest on air force one today made the point that this is not the first time that north korea has made these types of bellicose statements and taken these types of bellicose actions and reiterated the fact that the united states is prepared to stand with and defend its allies. but it's unmust takable, andrea, the administration is concerned about the uptick in rhetoric and action coming from north korea. and it comes after a series of provocative actions, north korea launching a nuclear test, a rocket launch and calling off the 1953 armistice with south korea. so there's a lot of concern and defense secretary chuck hagel saying this does mark a ratcheting up, if you will, of a danger in the region. but again also reiterating that analysts and experts in the region do not believe that north korea has the capability to actually attack and hit the united states. china, one of north korea's allies also calling for the country to
spending cuts. defense secretary chuck hagel is also taking a voluntary pay cut in solidarity with the pentagon's many civilian employees required to take unpaid leave. stocks fell sharply on wall street today, with the dow recording its worst day in more than a month. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 111 points to close at 14,550. the nasdaq fell 36 points to close at 3,218. korean automakers hyundai and kia are recalling nearly two million vehicles across the u.s. because of problems with air bags and brake light switches. the switch recall affects most of the automakers' lineups from model years 2007 through 2011. the air bag problem is on about 200,000 hyundai elantras. both companies said there have been no reports of crashes or injuries. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: next, how an oil spill near little rock, arkansas, is casting a shadow over the proposed expansion of the keystone pipeline. >> so that is a pipeline that has busted and has flooded the neighborhood. >> woodruff: a local resident described the scene
chuck hagel today described the threat from north korea as a real and present danger. how real is the danger against guam right now given that guam is the american territory that would be the most reasonable for north korea to try to strike? >> i don't think the north koreans would strike guam in the beginning. they're going to go after south korea or better yet japan. but, you know, we can get involved. it's not just guam. it is also our bases in japan, okinawa. >> okay. that's my question. would they do that because as our reporter was saying, a lot of -- they're pointing at the u.s. as opposed to their own domestic people or south korea. at least the reb lhetoric. >> if they thought the rhetoric was going to break down this he would go after anything they could catch. that is not the first thing they're going to strike. you have to be resolute. the north core evenkoreans, if them an inch, they'll take a mile. >> tom donolin said this about the capabilities. >> the united states willing not accept north korea as a nuclear state nor will we stand by while they seek to develop
in washington today, defense secretary chuck hagel said the u.s. must remain vigilant. >> i don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong once. so we will continue to take these threats seriously. i hope the north will rachet this very dangerous rhetoric down. there is a pathway that is responsible for the north to get on a path to peace, but they've got to be a responsible member of the world community. >> ifill: defense department officials announced this afternoon the u.s. is sending a land-based missile defense system to guam in response to rising north korean threats. in the past two days, the pentagon has also sent guided missile destroyers to the western pacific. >> ifill: for more on the escalating border tensions, we turn to former ambassador jack pritchard, who has been involved with korean peace negotiations for both presidents george w. bush and bill clinton. welcome. >> thanks very much. >> ifill: is the pressure shifting from military to economic now? >> not as much. but this is an unsettling development when you think about how important the kaesong industrial
kim jong-un enhancing his own reputation within the region, yet defense secretary chuck hagel referred yesterday to what i'm quoting him saying, he said "it was a real and clear danger." so should we treat these actions as bluster? as opposed to >>> the white house tradition continued today. thanks to the first lady. s for the fifth year in a row she was joined by schoolchildren from around the country in her vegetable garden on the south lawn. this year she invited kids from schools which have made great strides in healthier eating. but those kids weren't the only special guests at the white house today. and we're joined now by our old friend, dylan ratigan who attended the first lady's planting. he's joined by sergeant collin, the founder and ceo of archie's acres, also a marine who served in iraq including the second battle of fallujah. if i might begin with the great dylan ratigan, dylan, you're always rubbing shoulders with the powerful an influential. today is nothing new. you were in the white house. what exactly were you doing? >> let's be very clear, martin. i was busy harassi
. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has not taken the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jong-un threatened to fire on guam, hawaii, and the u.s. mainland. and has recently put ground troops and artillery on standby. and pyongyang even released a propaganda video earlier this month showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. >>> the situation in syria grows worse by the day. mortar shells fell on the ca cafeteria at damascus university killing at least 15 students and wounding at least 20 more. so far, it's unclear which side is responsible for the attack, but fighting has only intensified in the capital, as residents try to force president assad from office. meanwhile, a former u.s. soldier was charged here at home for conspiring to use a rocket-propelled grenade while fighting in syria. eric harroun is accused of fighting alongside a group commonly known as al qaeda in iraq. he even p
, especially when we consider we have a new defense secretary in chuck hagel. >> reporter: white house officials taking this latest provocation very seriously. they are concerned and chuck hagel expressing his concern. at the same time they are trying to reassure their allies in the region. caitlin hayden releasing this statement. we've seen reports of a new and unconstructive statement from north korea. we take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our south korean allies but would also note north korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats and this follows that familiar pattern. trying to reassure the allies in the region. the latest provocation comes on the heels of a number of provocations, including a number of nuclear tests from north korea. they fired a rocket last december and of course called an end to the 1953 armistice with south korea. chuck hagel and president obama watching this situation quite closely, top u.s. officials are in close contact with their counterparts in the region because this is a very fragile situation. of course, one of
of their misery in a different way. [laughter] thank you, guys. >> chuck hagel will deliver his first major address as defense secretary did at the national defense university in washington. we will have live coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern time on c-span, and c-span.org. >> we have to take back media. independent media is what will save us. the media are the most powerful institutions on earth. more powerful than any bomb. more powerful that any missile. it is an idea that explodes onto the scene. but it doesn't happen when it is contained by that box, the tv screen that we all teach at for so many hours a week. we need to be able to hear people speaking for themselves outside the box. we can't afford the status quo anymore. from global warming to global warming. >> amy goodman taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets, in depth, three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> actually it's significant. it has been preserved all these years. at one point there were probably about 30-40 of these mounds around the salt river valley. and only a couple
. chuck hagel using tough language in response to the north korean threats today. >> some of the actions they've taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests certainly of our allies starting with south korea and japan, and also the threats that the north koreans have leveled directly at the united states regarding our base in guam, and threatened hawaii and threatened the west coast of the united states. >> u.s. officials have not said when the missile battery and new system called terminal high altitude area defense will be operational on guam. >> john harwood has been following the developments today and for the past weeks in washington and he is here now with the very latest. hi, john. what have you got? >> this is an interesting balancing act by u.s. officials and on the one hand we're trying to not let north korean threats and provocations go unresponded to, but they're also trying not to overreact and give the indication that they regard these threats as reflective of imminent conflict or anything of that kind. jake carney, the white hou
attack on the u=s. but defense secretary chuck hagel says the u=s cannot afford to take chances. >> we take those threats seriously. we have to take those threats seriously this is the latest counter=move: truck mounted interceptor missiles are being moved to guam. they will supplement larger defense missiles based in alaska and hawaii. both systems are designed to home in on warheads in the upper atmosphere. according to the army's former chief intelligence officer in south korea, there is not much ogf a chance we will have to use the missile defense. it's completely rhetoric right now based on what we can see into north korea, and we have incredible technical capabilities to read what the north is doing. what we don't do a good job is we've never penetrated their inner workings of governance, the pentagon has also sent stealth fighters, bombers and two navy destroyers to the korean peninsula. each of the warships.equipped with anti=missile weapons. and remember you can watch the weather forecast whenever it is convenient for you on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can also get hea
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